1%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$38.1 Million out of
$2.8 Billion for all rights
604 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. National Endowment for Democracy $6.9 M
  2. Ford Foundation $4.2 M
  3. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.9 M
  4. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $3.3 M
  5. Oak Foundation $3.2 M
  6. Compton Foundation $1.7 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $1.6 M
  8. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.5 M
  9. Peace Direct $1.4 M
  10. Catalyst for Peace $1.0 M
  11. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $730.0 K
  12. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $726.1 K
  13. ELAS Fundo de Investimento Social $559.0 K
  14. Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust $550.5 K
  15. American Jewish World Service $520.6 K
  16. Comic Relief $494.5 K
  17. Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace $424.6 K
  18. Anonymous 5 $423.3 K
  19. Silicon Valley Community Foundation $368.5 K
  20. The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation $350.0 K
  21. W.K. Kellogg Foundation $290.4 K
  22. Fund for Global Human Rights $272.5 K
  23. Humanity United $260.0 K
  24. Hivos $242.0 K
  25. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation $230.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

5%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$189.0 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
597 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $38.9 M
  2. Sweden $28.8 M
  3. United Kingdom $27.3 M
  4. United States $24.0 M
  5. Norway $11.9 M
  6. Switzerland $10.7 M
  7. Canada $10.4 M
  8. Germany $9.8 M
  9. Australia $9.0 M
  10. Denmark $7.5 M
  11. Finland $2.9 M
  12. Spain $2.1 M
  13. Netherlands $1.7 M
  14. United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) $833.6 K
  15. Japan $750.0 K
  16. France $602.7 K
  17. Ireland $364.9 K
  18. Italy $318.4 K
  19. Inter-American Development Bank - Special Fund $264.8 K
  20. Korea $200.0 K
  21. Austria $186.5 K
  22. Portugal $167.4 K
  23. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $66.8 K
  24. Slovak Republic $62.3 K
  25. Poland $57.8 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:      2016 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$3,827,314 (10%)
97 Grants (16%)

Caribbean

$408,010 (1%)
6 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$1,158,782 (3%)
40 Grants (7%)

Global Programs

$6,149,757 (16%)
58 Grants (10%)

Latin America & Mexico

$7,306,069 (19%)
101 Grants (17%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,370,649 (4%)
38 Grants (6%)

North America

$5,217,915 (14%)
68 Grants (11%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$11,387,767 (30%)
171 Grants (28%)

Western Europe

$926,234 (2%)
25 Grants (4%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.